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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

School bells ring for 2014-15

Aug. 25 was the first day of school for Union County Public Schools. With 53 schools, more than 42,000 students and approximately 330 buses on the roads, overall, today was a great day in UCPS.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Drew Boggs pleads guilty to two felonies

Carl "Drew" Boggs, CEO of Boggs Paving, entered a plea of guilty to two felony counts in U.S. District Court Thursday morning.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Gardner dumped as CRTPO rep

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners voted four to one to remove Mayor Daune Gardner from her position representing the town on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO).

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

CMPD officer charged with domestic violence

The Union County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Ray Snider, an officer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, on Aug. 28 after a report of a domestic disturbance at his home.

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Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

Piedmont shocks Porter Ridge, 36-33

Piedmont's Cameron Tripp scored the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in a 36-33 win at Porter Ridge. The Pirates had won five straight in the series by an average of 36.6 points. Here's the rest of the Union County football scores from Week 2:

Weddington 35, Forest Hills 20

Monroe 41, Anson 0

Parkwood 40, Union Academy 7

Sun Valley 49, Hoke Co. 20

Hickory Ridge 28, Cuthbertson 25

Central Academy 30, Highland Tech 0


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Reyes scores 7 goals in Monroe's win

Monroe junior forward Cesar Reyes had a hat trick at halftime, but he was far from done in his team's 9-3 road win over Sun Valley. Reyes finished with seven goals, helping the Redhawks improve to 2-0 on the season.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

UC has 3 intra-county games in Week 2

Union County is hoping to bounce back after going 4-7 in Week 1. Among the intra-county games are Forest Hills at Weddington, Piedmont at Porter Ridge and Union Academy at Parkwood. Read details about all seven games inside.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:45 AM

Redhawks cruise in opener

Monroe High rolled up 515 rushing yards on 50 carries in a 43-point home win over Lexington. Read more details inside.


Week 1 scores (Aug. 24) involving Union County

Monroe 50, Lexington 7

Cuthbertson 34, Parkwood 9

Forest Hills 7, Anson 6 (OT)

Weddington 31, Ardrey Kell 28

Mt. Tabor 41, Porter Ridge 18

North Stanly 26, CATA 24

HIckory Ridge 35, Piedmont 28

West Montgomery 35, Marvin Ridge 31

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Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Pencil brings out best in artist

Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

The Adoptables

Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Plant beets now for a fall crop

According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Bacon makes everything better

To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?

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May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?

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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.